The moment some of you have been waiting for! Please come for a singing audition at the following times:
Tuesday 12th September at lunchtime in Music: Year 11 & 6th form
Thursday 14th September after school in Music: Years 7-10
Friday 15th September after school (1440): recalls
You will be expected to sing the opening of the stage version of the song Sound of Music. Please note this has an extra introduction which you won't have heard in the film. Music for this can be found in the red hopper outside the Music Office.
A video can be found here - you need to learn from 0:00-1:23. The words are below too.
My day in the hills Has come to an end, I know. A star has come out To tell me it's time to go. But deep in the dark green shadows, There are voices that urge me to stay. So I pause and I wait and I listen, For one more sound, For one more lovely thing That the hills might say! The hills are alive With the sound of music, With songs they have sung, For a thousand years. The hills fill my …
Auditions for our two chamber choirs will take place after school on Tuesday 5th September after school.
Please sign up on the door outside of the Music Office. You need only put down your name. This will go up some time next week.
You will be asked to sing the soprano line (tune) of Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart (up to bar 18). The music can be found here, as well as in Ms Doan's red pigeon hole (outside the Music Office) from next week. If you are lower voice, please see Mr Guinane or Ms Doan for clarification.
We are looking for a clear tone, accuracy of pitch and rhythm, and musicality. Pronunciation of Latin is not the most important thing.
You will audition once, and should you be successful, we will place you in the appropriate ensemble.
Vocal Ensemble rehearsals take place after school on Wednesdays, and Training Ensemble rehearsals at lunchtime on Tuesdays. Should you be offered a place, you will be expected to attend all rehearsals, as well as continuing to be a…
Thank you to those of you who auditioned for Vocal Ensemble and Training Ensemble today. The standard was excellent and I would like to reiterate what I said about not being too disheartened if you didn't get into your ensemble of choice. Please stay in choir and continue to build your confidence there and try again next time.
The places offered to you are on the understanding that you maintain your commitment to Choir and where applicable, Male Voice Choir. It is essential that you attend all rehearsals and that any reasons for missing one are given to me in advance. You must remember your music for each rehearsal too. If you are unable to adhere to this, we reserve the right to reconsider your membership.
The first Vocal Ensemble rehearsal is tomorrow (Wednesday 6th September) after school until 5pm. The first Training Ensemble rehearsal is Tuesday September 19th at lunchtime. Vocal Ensemble Sopranos: Hannah Carruthers, Beth DM, Nell, Lucy, Mae, Bethany, Tamsin, Raya, Alice Fras…